Miriam I. E. Freundt

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Background Acute aortic dissection type A (AADA) is one of the most life-threatening situations and surgical demanding procedures even today. Usually AADA develops spontaneously, but it can be related also to interventional procedures. Methods We analyzed the data of 14 patients surgically treated in our institution with catheter-induced AADA (ciAADA)(More)
BACKGROUND Epicardial ablation concomitant to cardiac surgery is an easy and safe approach to treat atrial fibrillation (AF), but its efficacy in longstanding persistent (LsPe) AF remains intermediate. Although larger left atrial size has been associated with worse outcome after ablation, biochemical predictors of success are not well established. The aim(More)
AIMS Veno-arterial extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an established method to stabilize acute circulatory failure. Parameters and data on when to ideally wean circulatory support are limited. Bilirubin is a marker of end-organ damage. Therefore, the purpose of this large study was to evaluate the impact of dynamic changes of elevated bilirubin levels on(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical selective nerve root block (CSNRB) is a well-established, minimally invasive procedure to treat radicular cervical pain. However, the procedure is technically challenging and might lead to major complications. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a three-dimensional puncture planning and two-dimensional(More)
Severe hypothermia with a core temperature below 28°C is critical especially in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and carries a high risk of mortality. Our case of a 52-year-old woman presenting with DKA, pH of 6.9, potassium of 7.6 mEq/L, and body temperature of 26°C demonstrates that conservative management can be safe and successful. We used an(More)
Advanced age is a known risk factor for morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Minimized extracorporeal circulation (MECC) has been shown to reduce the negative effects associated with conventional extracorporeal circulation (CECC). This trial assesses the impact of MECC on the outcome of elderly patients undergoing CABG.(More)
Patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) who develop stage IV sacral pressure sores (SPS) have an increased procedural risk. We present the complications, including severe intra- and postoperative bleeding, diarrhea with metabolic acidosis, volume loss and acute on chronic renal failure, flap dehiscence and late LVAD outflow cannula thrombosis,(More)
We aimed to determine the diagnostic performance of biomarkers in predicting myocardial fibrosis assessed by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). LGE CMR was performed in 40 consecutive patients with HCM. Left and right ventricular parameters, as well as the(More)
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